Effects of gold contacts on transport through benzene molecule

A. A. Farajian, R. V. Belosludov, H. Mizuseki, Y. Kawazoe

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Abstract

we study electronic transport through a benzene molecule attached to two gold electrodes via sulfur clips. The conductance characteristics of the device is derived for two different atomistic models of the gold contacts: A chain model and part of Au(111) surface. The results show that the conductance characteristics strongly depend on the model used for the electrodes, therefore this factor should be taken into consideration while comparing different theoretical/experimental results. The relevance of the accurate determination of the relative position of sulfur clips and surface gold atoms are clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages98-100
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Event2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Feb 232003 Feb 27

Publication series

Name2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
Volume2

Other

Other2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period03/2/2303/2/27

Keywords

  • Conductance
  • Electronic transport
  • Gold electrodes
  • Molecular device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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